Am I missing something here? Push IM

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmoran27, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded the AIM app and when I look at my buddys they are offline. I can't send them messages until they are online again.

    I thought push was supposed to push it when they are offline.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Push only works you are online. If your buddies don't have an iPhone or other push-capable device, they're not going to the the message until they sign back on.
     
  3. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    You've got push backwards in your head. Your phone will notify YOU when someone IMs YOU while you're not in the AIM application.

    Think of it as AIM pushing IMs to you, not you pushing IMs to your friends.
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Right -- now, even after you quite AIM your status will still be 'available' to your buddies or 'away' if you put up an away message. Either way, you are still signed in to the service, and will receive near-instant push notifications when someone messages you when the app on your iPhone isn't running.

    This is in contrast to the old way -- when you quit the IM app, your status was set to offline and nobody could send you messages.
     
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  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    No you guys are wrong. If someone sends a push message to someone who is offline, AOL has a team of people that find that person and hand-deliver the message.
     
  7. jallenclark macrumors regular

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    Your right, they even run around with a megaphone playing the IM sound when they hand it over.
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    :D

    It would take amazing restraint to NOT attack these people...
     
  9. moka macrumors 6502a

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    no they don't hand deliver it, here in California they push you! i hate it!!!!
     
  10. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    taxes too high tbh
     
  11. mmoran27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks captain obvious

    My buddys all have iphones and running 3.0

    When I look at their status they are offline.

    They say my status is online even when I am out of the app.

    I think what is happening is that they set AIM to log off after x minutes.

    Therefore they are unavailable to push notifications.
     
  12. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    It's amazing that after you were spoon-fed answers to your question you still:

    1) Have no idea what Push is

    and

    2) Attempt to ridicule those who were trying to help

    /thread
     
  13. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    you are exactly right in your last two lines. so "captain obvious" why not tell them to not have it log them off

    problem solved without wasting our time
     
  14. mmoran27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is only one or two helpful posts here

    All the rest ridiculed me so f* off to the rest.
     
  15. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    wow. Just wow. They tried to explain to you what push IM was, you didn't understand, which is fine, ask more questions.
     
  16. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    Seems like it gets it now to me... So now you're the one ridiculing him..... Fail....
     
  17. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    You should have just admitted that you were unclear of what "push" meant and took it in stride. Instead claiming that you "know" what it is, when in fact it was clear to everyone that you had no idea. The posters here aren't here to ridicule you, but a "thanks, you cleared that up for me" is always welcomed. :)
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    "fail"...is that new? did you just make that up? that's so original.
     
  19. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    Haha! The push feature was like he thought it was then it would be the worst addition to the iPhone ever.
     

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